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Woonsocket school board takes aim at new charter school
Sep 19, 6:41 AM: The Woonsocket School Committee has issued a scathing rebuke of a proposal for a new K–8 charter school in the city in a letter addressed to media outlets and members of the City Council last week.
Raimondo wants Teach For America ‘to get more involved’ in Providence
Sep 19, 5:52 AM: Teach for America, a fast-track program that recruits recent college graduates, may be part of the solution to Providence’s vexing teacher shortages.
Fewer Than Half Of Providence Politicians' Children Go To Traditional Public Schools
Sep 17, 5:59 AM: A review by The Public’s Radio shows that fewer than half of the school-age children of elected officials from Providence attend traditional public schools. This finding raises questions about whether elected officials are >
Opinion: Let’s support reform of Providence schools
Sep 17, 5:21 AM: The time is now for the children of Providence. Public and private institutions across Rhode Island must work together to support the state’s efforts to improve the Providence public schools.
Providence teachers push back against harsh report on schools
Sep 16, 7:35 AM: Providence teachers describe a climate of negativity, an air of uncertainty and a culture of blame hovering over their district since the release of a report by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy this summer >
Dube: Parents need to know more facts about charter schools
Sep 12, 6:30 AM: These charter school parents and applicants have a right to know that, although their school has been given the freedom and flexibility to put more teachers in the classroom, extend the school day, and set many other >
Is Achievement First Part of the Solution for Ailing Providence Schools?
Sep 9, 7:00 AM: The high performing — and often controversial — charter school Achievement First believes its model deserves expansion in Rhode Island, as the state this week takes another step towards taking over the ailing Providence >
Their middle school has a bad reputation. But these Providence students are trying to change that.
Sep 6, 6:41 AM: Beneath the surface, there’s no denying the school face its challenges. Only four percent of the school’s 800 students were considered proficient on the English language arts sections of the Rhode Island Comprehensive >
Students want stake in Providence schools takeover; city leaders don’t object
Sep 5, 5:45 AM: None of the city leaders who were permitted to file objections to the state’s takeover of Providence schools opted to do so by the deadline Wednesday, though a coalition of student groups filed a motion asking to be >
A national teachers’ union is polling the state takeover of Providence schools
Sep 4, 6:50 AM: The mystery of who was behind the latest poll on the state’s takeover of Providence schools – which included a question about eliminating tenure and seniority rules – has been solved.
RI having trouble keeping up with charter school demand
Sep 4, 5:59 AM: Rhode Island currently has 32 charter schools across the state. However, if the ratio between applications and available spots is any indication, that’s not nearly enough to satisfy the demand.
Elorza, Gallo say parents’ role key in state takeover of Providence schools
Aug 30, 6:42 AM: Parents at a Community Advisory Board meeting Thursday night expressed to Mayor Jorge Elorza and interim Supt. Frances Gallo their desire to have a seat at the table once the state intervenes in the Providence Public >
Review & Outlook: Education Hell Revisited
Aug 29, 7:11 AM: Rhode Island’s politicians this summer made a show of decrying the shameful condition of Providence public schools. But with the school year beginning again, the city’s progressive mayor has returned to keeping kids >
Opinion: Mayor should listen to parents
Aug 29, 6:49 AM: We are outraged at Mayor Jorge Elorza’s proposal to close one charter school in Providence in return for giving his support for the high-performing Achievement First school to expand.
Providence School Board won’t oppose state takeover of schools
Aug 29, 5:58 AM: The Providence School Board has decided not to fight the state education commissioner’s plan to take control of the city’s school district, though its members do plan to make a “wish list” for the commissioner to >
Providence mayor tests the limits of charter school law
Aug 26, 6:17 AM: When Rhode Island lawmakers weighed whether to give city mayors oversight of a new category of charter schools, they were confronted with the same philosophical education debate that has played out in nearly every state in >
Providence's Achievement First proposal refuels charter debate
Aug 23, 6:38 AM: The mayor’s proposal to allow Achievement First to expand has reignited a debate on the cost of such an expansion to the students left in the traditional public schools.
New charter school proposal draws mixed reactions
Aug 22, 6:07 AM: A new charter school is looking to move into the city, and the plan is drawing mixed reviews from city officials who say an application filed with the Rhode Island Department of Education last month caught them off guard. >
Providence schools’ condition ‘disappoints’ R.I. education commissioner, just before the school year starts
Aug 22, 5:09 AM: Rhode Island’s education commissioner said Wednesday she is displeased with the condition of the Providence public schools, just two weeks before the new school year begins.
As R.I. takes control of Providence schools, teacher absenteeism seen as a concern
Aug 21, 7:54 AM: Of all the damning findings that researchers at Johns Hopkins University included in their review of the Providence School Department this spring, there is one issue that state Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green >



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